Moyer, Tigers rout Winona

Published 12:30 am Saturday, December 18, 2010

After Albert Lea’s Kaley Waldemar slapped in a goal within the first 60 seconds Friday, it looked as if the Tigers girls’ hockey team would rout the Winona Winhawks.

And they did — it just took a while.

Tied 1-1 after the first period, the Tigers scored six unanswered goals through the game’s final two periods and beat the Winhawks 7-1 at City Arena.

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Waldemar and Mariah Leach each scored two goals for the Tigers, who have won six of their last seven games, and Natasha Moyer recorded five points off a goal and four assists.

After Waldermar’s goal 51 seconds into the game, the Winhawks’ Eliza Searcy scored 2:25 into the period to tie the game 1-1.

Both teams went silent until midway through the second when Moyer scored at 9:48 into the period to put the Tigers ahead 2-1.

Leach added another goal 14:02 into the period, and Anna Anderson scored 10 seconds later to give the Tigers a 4-1 leading into the third period.

The Tigers scored three goals within the first 6 1/2 minutes of the third period from Leach, Lauren Draayer and a power play score from Waldemar.

Both teams had 25 shots on goal and Sydney Conley notched her sixth win of the season.

Conley played just over 40 minutes and recorded 21 saves on 22 shots. Katie Schwartz played the final 11:55 in goal and recorded three saves on three shots.

The Tigers played again at 2 p.m. Saturday against Red Wing (3-5-1, 0-3-1 Missota) at City Arena. As of press time results of that game were not known.